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Leonia in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Van Horne’s Grist Mill

 
 
Van Horne’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
1. Van Horne’s Grist Mill Marker
Inscription.
Approximately 100 yards to the west once stood
Van Horne’s Grist Mill
as located on
Robert Erskine’s Map
and mentioned in
Thomas Paine’s “Crisis” paper.

One detachment of the Patriot Garrison retreating from Fort Lee, left the main body and passed the grist mill on a direct route to Hackensack Nov. 20, 1776.

 
Location. 40° 52.468′ N, 73° 59.111′ W. Marker is in Leonia, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Lakeview Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonia NJ 07605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. English Neighborhood Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Vreeland House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slave Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); De Mott – Westervelt House (approx. ¾ mile away); George Washington Memorial Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Days Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away); Continental Army Encampment (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leonia.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Leonia image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
2. Marker in Leonia
This view of the marker looks south on Grand Avenue, in the direction of Fort Lee.
Van Horne’s Grist Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 9, 2011
3. Van Horne’s Grist Mill Marker
George Washington and the Continental Army passed this point during their retreat across New Jersey in November of 1776.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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